Animal and Dog Bites
Every year 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs. Out of that 4.5 million, one out of six requires medical attention by a physician. Unfortunately, there are too many dog owners who are not very responsible when it comes to allowing their dogs to run loose, or to be in the presence of children or unsuspecting adults. If the dog's owner or caretaker is aware of the dog having a previous history of biting, snarling its teeth or acting aggressively, that known vicious behavior requires that the owner exercise greater vigilance in keeping people safe from the dog.
In all animal bite cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the incident in question, contact mail carriers, neighbors, and the health department and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. Our attorneys have successfully handled many types of animal bite cases, including dogs, horses and even chimpanzees.